University of Central Florida Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
(178 Reviews)
  • Orlando (FL) (and 7 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $22,467
89% of 178 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 178 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Kimberly Dhanraj - 12/29/2018
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2017
"The University of Central Florida (UCF) was a great school to attend for my bachelor's degree. Even though teaching is not my intended career, after studying social science education at UCF, I felt completely prepared to teach well in a classroom. They connected every student in the program with two internships - a part-time one and a full-time one. During both internships, myself and my classmates were often offered jobs. We also learned a lot during that time - we had the opportunity to put skills into practice from our classes and were supervised by the teacher in the classroom and two others faculty members from campus. I rarely felt lost and was relieved to have so many people to ask questions. During my last semester and full-time internship, an education career fair was set up by the college and most students left that career fair with a job for the following school year. The only negative thing I can say about my program is I often felt alone in my classes. A few professors did not feel approachable and some did not have organized classes. You really had to put the effort in to learn with these classes but the outcome was worth it. A second part of UCF that helped me was having the option of taking certain classes online. I took half education-related courses and half social science classes. There were classes from each of these areas to take online, enough to where I could take about half or more classes online each semester. When it came to the on-campus classes, there were often different times and days to pick from. This flexibility was helpful because I was working during this time. The last aspect of UCF that appealed to me during my undergraduate years were the numerous resources available on campus. Group tutoring is abundant, especially for difficult STEM classes, like chemistry and math. There is a wonderful Counseling and Psychological Services center that students may utilize for counseling sessions each semester. I have found the Career Services Center to be particularly useful. They help create and review resumes, will talk to students about career options, gather resources for internships and jobs, and more. UCF is an amazing school overall, which is why I am attending again for my master's degree!"
4.9 out of 5 stars
Rungrote Athajarusith - 12/28/2018
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"Great University!!! Best in Florida! Diverse university and have some of the best faculty. The school has a very large enrollment, second largest in the nation. But once you get involved, the school definately feels smaller. There are many resources availiable to the students to succeed in college. There aremany opportunites for the students to become involved as there are a ton of different clubs and orgaizations to join. would recommend to anyone interested 10/10."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Briana Dimascio - 12/19/2018
Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2013
"I love my college. Not only is there so much opportunity to learn. It is an awesome school that helps all students stay involved. The campus is huge but doesn't feel it. Everyone does a good job of coming together as a student body. The location in Orlando Florida which is great. It not only is a college town but you have all the theme parks, downtown Orlando and Winter Park. Which are three totally different areas to explore. I wouldn't change the school I picked. The University of Central Florida keeps growing and growing and is one of the top schools in the country."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Lisa Di Leo Mercer - 12/15/2018
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 1991
"Becoming a teacher has been a dream come true. I have always wanted to become a teacher, ever since age 4. It has been a wonderful career and very fulfilling and rewarding. It is also extremely difficult and challenging, but I feel it is all worth it in order to help children and have an impact on their lives. University of Central Florida (UCF) was a great school to attend for my last two years. To save money, I chose to attend Seminole State College for two years to earn an associate's degree. I then transferred to UCF. I had wonderful education professors at UCF. Ot was a joy to see them many, many years later and to let them know I have been teaching now for over 20 years. Good luck in your endeavors!"
3.9 out of 5 stars
SHIRLEY DORSAINVIL - 11/20/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"The University of Central Florida is the home of diversity and inclusion. They have a diverse faculty and diverse students attending the institution. My most prominent experience are the organizations and campuses provided for students at the institution. These experiences range from social to professional organizations and include diversity in mind. The standards of the professors are at a 3.5 in my eyes. UCF could do a better job at hiring more faculty and well-versed faculty."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Nicole Brose - 7/24/2018
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2015
"After completing several internships in the events field, I chose to attend UCF's Rosen College of Hospitality to complete my bachelor's degree. It was an excellent decision! Rosen College was unique in that most of the professors were recently executives in the hospitality field. I was able to learn from people who worked for companies such as Disney and Marriott. I also enjoyed that our college was not on the main campus. What we were studied is such a specialized field, it made sense to put the school only a couple miles from all the theme parks and major hotels rather than in North Orlando. The college was safe, parking was more convenient, and the professors were awesome. It was the feel of a small private university while attending a state school. Additionally, my degree has really helped set me apart from other candidates when applying for jobs."
4.7 out of 5 stars
-UCFgrad - 6/12/2018
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2009
"Everyone has their own specific reasons for choosing to attend a certain college. So why choose UCF? For me, UCF felt like home the instant I got out of the car for my campus tour. I knew that the other schools I had been looking at and been on tours of were not the places for me. As a freshman it can be easy to get lost in the crowd of new people, however UCF felt like a community and worked hard to ensure their students, especially freshmen, were part of the community. The campus itself is beautiful and easy to navigate; it is all one big circle so super easy for find your way around. Campus housing is very nice and most of it is new! While I lived on campus there was someone who came in and cleaned the bathrooms and common areas once a week. That was a great asset for a fresh out of the house freshman. The area around campus has developed so much since I graduated, there are tons of places to eat, live, shop, and enjoy life around the area now. The football stadium is very appropriately nicknamed the bounce house because when the student section starts jumping along to Zombie Nation the whole thing bounces too! Games are a great time, from tailgating to the game and after parties around campus, the atmosphere is awesome! Choosing to go to the University of Central Florida was the best choice for me; I would not change a thing about my undergraduate time."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Sara Beg - 5/28/2018
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014
"UCF has a great radio and television program, but it must be noted that general education classes and lower-level radio/tv courses often have a very large number of students (150-250, easily). Because of that, it can be difficult to really engage in class and connect with the professor on an individual level. The value for the degree is good because UCF is a state school, and if you are from the state of Florida, the cost of attendance is quite low compared to other schools."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fressia Jiron - 5/1/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"The psychology program at the University of Central Florida is a great program. Although I do not remember all the professors I had, I do remember having instructors that were professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about what they taught. This helped enhance my learning experience and I am very thankful for that."
5.0 out of 5 stars
chikkka123 - 3/31/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"UCF is a great school, although it is very big there are plenty of activities and clubs around campus to get involved in so that you don't feel lost in the crowd of 60,000+ students. Most professors are great and helpful. Parking is horrible, so make sure to arrive on campus early so that you can find a parking stop and go to class."
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